Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Calvin Pickard
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 04/15/1992
AGE: 23
DRAFTED: COL: 2010-49 overall
2014-15: Spent most of the season with Lake Erie (AHL) but also saw his first NHL action with the Avalanche, appearing in 16 games…Posted a 6-7-3 record with a 2.35 goals-against average and .932 save percentage for Colorado…His .932 Sv% would’ve ranked second in the NHL had he played enough games to qualify (25 GP)…Was leading the league with a .934 Sv% when he was reassigned to Lake Erie at the NHL All-Star Break on Jan. 22…Had five separate stints with the Avalanche…Appeared in 50 games for the Monsters, compiling a 23-17-9 record with a 2.61 GAA, .917 Sv% and three shutouts…Finished fourth in the AHL in saves (1,412), fifth in minutes (2,943) and sixth in games played…Set new Lake Erie single-season franchise records for games played, minutes and wins…Was originally recalled by Colorado on Oct. 16 and made his NHL debut that night in relief, stopping 23 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Senators in Ottawa…Made his first NHL start on Oct. 18 at Montreal, posting 33 saves in a 3-2 loss…Earned his first two career wins in relief, stopping all 17 shots on Nov. 22 vs. Carolina and all 25 shots on Nov. 25 at Arizona…Became the first goalie in NHL history to record his first two career wins in relief in back-to-back team games…Was only the fifth netminder in league history to earn relief wins in consecutive team games, joining Jacques Cloutier (1981-82 Sabres), Jon Casey (1994-95 Blues), Jussi Markkanen (2005-06 Oilers) and Johan Hedberg (2005-06 Stars)…His first win on Nov. 22 made him just the second goaltender in franchise history to earn his first career win in relief, as Quebec’s Brian Ford also accomplished the feat on Dec. 27, 1983 vs. Hartford…Fashioned a shutout streak of 149:24 from Oct. 18 to Nov. 26, the longest ever by an Avalanche rookie goaltender…In fact, it was the longest by any Colorado netminder since Patrick Roy went 192:37 without allowing a goal from Jan. 20-28, 2003…Stopped 47 shots in a 1-0 overtime loss at Pittsburgh on Dec. 18, setting a record for the most saves by a rookie goaltender in Avalanche history…He eclipsed the previous mark of 46 stops set by Marc Denis against Calgary on Nov. 27, 1999…Pickard fell three short of the franchise record for saves by a rookie netminder (50) set by Quebec’s Clint Malarchuk on March 20, 1983 at Winnipeg…Also had a 44-save effort on Jan. 13 at Carolina and a 42-save outing on Nov. 26 vs. Chicago, giving him three of the five 40-save games by a rookie in Avalanche history (Denis had the other two in 1999-2000)…Became the first rookie goaltender in Avalanche/Nordiques history to yield no more than one goal in each of three consecutive starts from Dec. 18-21…With a 3-2 victory over Rockford on Feb. 20 at Quicken Loans Arena, Pickard tied Tyler Weiman (51) for the most wins in Monsters history and passed Weiman (118) for the most games played by a Monsters goalie with 119…Pickard then became Lake Erie’s all-time wins leader with his 52nd victory on March 8 vs. Chicago.

2013-14: Led the Lake Erie Monsters in wins (16), games played (43), minutes (2444:57), shots against (1237) and saves (1121) during his second AHL season.

2012-13: Appeared in 47 games during his first full professional season with Lake Erie (AHL), compiling a 20-19-5 record with five shutouts, a 2.47 GAA and .918 Sv%…His five shutouts tied for sixth among AHL netminders…Was recalled by Colorado on two occasions, Feb. 15-17 and March 3-4, serving as the backup goaltender in two games.

2011-12: Led all WHL netminders in games (64-tied), minutes (3,630) and saves (2,085) for the third consecutive year with Seattle…Tied for the league lead in shutouts with five…Finished his major junior career as the Western Hockey League’s all-time leader in minutes played (14,025) and saves (7,727)…Became the WHL’s all-time saves leader on Jan. 22 at Vancouver, stopping 45 shots to give him 6,959 career saves…Eclipsed the previous record of 6,958 saves set by former Thunderbirds netminder Danny Lorenz (1986-1990)…Joined the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) at the completion of the WHL season, appearing in two games…Made his professional debut with Lake Erie in relief on March 31 at Texas…Earned his first professional victory (in his first career start) the next night at Texas, stopping 25 shots in an 8-4 win.

2010-11: Led all Western Hockey League goaltenders in games (68), minutes (4,013), shots faced (2,668) and saves (2,443) for the Seattle Thunderbirds…Was named to the WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team…Ranked fourth among league netminders with a .916 save percentage…Pickard’s 2,443 saves were the third-most in a single season in league history, trailing only Steve Passmore (2,562) with the Victoria Cougars in 1991-92 and Jack Cummings (2,469) with the Vancouver Nats in 1971-72…Pickard’s 4,013 minutes were the fourth-most in WHL history…Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on March 25.

2009-10: Named to the WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team in his second season with Seattle…Ranked first among WHL goaltenders in appearances (62), minutes (3,688) and saves (2,207)…Finished sixth in the league in save percentage (.914) en route to being named a finalist for the WHL Goaltender of the Year…Represented Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Under-18 Championship…Started all six games at the tournament, posting a 3-3 record with a 2.87 GAA…Was the No. 1 rated North American goaltender in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2010 Entry Draft.

2008-09: Led all WHL rookie netminders with 23 wins (23-16-1-4) in 47 games during his first season with Seattle…Was 1-4 with a .915 save percentage in five playoff contests…Helped lead Canada to a gold medal at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.

Personal: Calvin’s older brother, Chet, was the WHL’s 2008 and 2009 Goaltender of the Year and was selected by Nashville in the first round (18th overall) in 2008…Last name is pronounced PICK-erd.